Daimler without Chrysler faces more takeover risk


By Michael Shields, European Auto Correspondent FRANKFURT, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Shorn of Chrysler, the rump DaimlerChrysler AG group could be more of a takeover target for hedge funds and private equity groups awash with cash, analysts say. When private equity investors can take out a company even the size of U.S. utility TXU Corp for nearly $44 billion including debt, a slimmed-down Daimler separated from loss-making U.S. arm Chrysler no longer seems too big to swallow. DaimlerChrysler, ...

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